Let's Make A List Of Titles That Prove Video Games Are Art
Yes, I know. "Games are art; we don't have to prove it anyone."
Problem is, we kinda do. When politicians, lawmakers, and the average joe off the street continues to hold the same outdated and inaccurate stereotypes concerning this industry, maybe it's time we do something. They won't do the research, so let's do it for them.
Every time another terrible tragedy occurs and some fool somewhere pins it on gaming (which is seemingly inevitable), all of us want to point to the Journeys of the world. Granted, they're not as popular as the more violent blockbusters like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, but they certainly exist. And if you really start to think about it, they exist in spades. Hell, you could name all three from Thatgamecompany (flOw and Flower in addition to Journey), and there are many more, especially in the digital realm.
The recently released Child of Light can certainly be added to the list, and a variety of intriguing, challenging, unique, colorful, and compelling games should be up for consideration. Some, like Joe Danger, are just plain fun. What games can we add? LIMBO? echochrome? Rain? The Unfinished Swan? Just think how many could be on the list...
Related Game(s): Child of Light
5/4/2014 11:06:03 PM Ben Dutka